Remove Shortcut link virus & Retrieve Unhide File-Folder attributes by using command

# Remove Shortcut link virus & Retrieve Unhide File-Folder attributes by using command #
Computer users now a days uses USB flash memory's like pen drives for transferring data, movies, games documents and more.. The only disadvantage of using this kind of memory is that most of these Flash disks have write protection or virus protection in it.





If you have some nasty virus on USB drive that hide your entire file in the drive? ie; hides your files and folders, creates exe file extensions of your folders and even corrupt your files. You can view these files by going to Tools>>Folder Options...But the attributes of these files often stay unchanged even if you uncheck hidden attribute on file/folder properties.





One sure way to retrieve your file or folder attributes back to unhidden is to use command prompt in windows. All you have to do is described below in steps.


STEP 1:





Plug your pen drive to USB port of your computer. Make sure it is detected.





STEP 2:





Start command prompt by Click Start>>Run and type cmd then hit enter.





STEP3


Find the drive letter for the connected USBdrive. For example, F:


In command prompt, type F:


Then type


attrib -s -h /s /d *.*





Make sure that you put space between each element in the code.


Hit enter, wait a moment and this shouldunhide all your files on your pen drive. Checkout the screen shot for more to clarify.


112 comments:


  1. But in my pen drive short cut created as a label name of pen drive.
    It not create short cut of folders.

    how to remove this?

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    1. hello , bro virus remove krny ka acha tarika main btata hn any virus will be removed easily.... first of all usb lgao ur us ko format kr du ths simple .......

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    2. if it repeatedly coming
      even after doing it

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    3. Big s Thanks Bro.... you are a Genius .....

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  2. Thanks to this blog! Helpful indeed, my problem a month ago was solved!

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  3. my entire files are hidden, how ti retrieve them back?

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    1. THANX IT'S WORK , AFTER SO MANY ATTEMPTS I GOT MY ALL IMPORTANT FILE.

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    2. Yazh Governar U saved my life whoever may thanks a lot........

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    3. Thank you Yazh! You have removed my tension.

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  4. It works...but temporary....after closing the cmd link appear again and main file get hide.

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  5. hey thank you so much.. its really help..

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  6. Those .exe folders are automatically created in the pendrive...Formatting does no help. Plzzzz help

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  7. wow this is awesome! my files are shown now.. Thank you.. :)

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  8. Its such a blastic trick , I solve my problem now ,thanks buddy for this help.

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  9. Wow dis is awesome my files r shown now..
    Thank you.. :)

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  10. Thnk You !!

    I know All About BackUp to All Data But Every Time I Insert Pendrive Shortcut Created Every Time

    How to Remove ??

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    1. hey..did you figure out a way to fix it? Im facing the same problem..

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  11. Its work bt in few second vrus make again ..
    so i make a bat file
    @echo off
    :x
    cd\
    k:
    attrib -s -h /s /d *.*
    goto x

    /////////////////////////////////////////
    k is my usb letter
    sir koi real solution milega taki again shortcut na bane...

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  12. thank you.......
    It's awesome and working for me...

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  13. if the folder is located inside 2 or 3 files then what to do?
    eg: my movies-hollywood-spiderman

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  14. After i removed the virus, my pendrive turned back to normaly but after i replug it, it's still the same! HELP!!! :(

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  15. my computer shows delete file or shortcut windows as i clicked on it. and so many similar type windows appears there.what is the remedy for it?

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  16. thanks thanks thanks....
    it worked !
    searched on google -"how to show hidden folders in pendrive after removing shortcut virus" and this site was on top in the list generated.
    before that the problem was that after the virus got removed from pendrive via mse scan ,my data which was in the shortcut got hidden as the virus was removed .
    and thanks to this blog my files appeared again... once again thanks...

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  17. Thank you, so much. It really worked for me.

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  18. I've tried this already but later the shortcuts will be back to my USB, and whatever pen or USB connected to my pc will be turned to shortcut.helpppppppppppppp!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  19. Thank u so much,It worked ,,,,

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  20. Thanx a lot it worked extremely fine. People having problems don't get rid of viruses. The first thing is get rid of viruses on the computer then apply the trick

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  21. Thats Gr8....Its Working Fine..Cool..Thanx

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  22. This is very Help Full :)
    Thank you and visit ViperGoy Blog

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  23. May God continue to bless the person that put this solution online. you really saved my ass. Thank you.

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  24. It worked a great deal for me, hahahahahahhha!............ gurus. thanks wizards.

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  25. pls help me.... my usb becomes shortcut

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  26. It shows that attrib is not recognized as a command!!!!!!!

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  27. your article is awesome.thanks for sharing this tips.its working.
    HP2-Z25

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  28. it worked but after a while again shotcuts were created..plz hlp

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  29. just happened the same issue yester, this teps really worked!!! weehee! Big thanks!!

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  30. Really nice trick I got...And I recover my deleted file by using this trick

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  31. Really nice trick I got...And I recover my deleted file by using This trick given in www.Free-Download-Zone.com

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  32. It works .after closing the cmd link appear again and main file get hide

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  33. this command deleted all my files in which short cut virus was displayed. How can i retrieve my deleted files

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  34. Thank You very very very much
    You have saved me from loosing very important files from my hard disk because of the link virus

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  35. the 3 steps worked for me too, i recovered my stuff from USB..

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  36. my usb showing every thing i copied into usb as a SHORTCUT
    help me

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  37. Good morning Anil, may the sun shine brightly today in India and also the cool breeze makes the day fun! Thanks for sharing on how to get rid of 'shortcut' nuisance in USBs. May your day be blessed and your soul renewed and body in super health!

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  38. thanks dude for this trick... it also works in folder..

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  39. 100% problem solved thank you sir...from jagdish, jk odisha

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  40. hi there all iam getting is access denied need some help please

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  41. worked like no other , ave bin using for some years now just needed it urgently and got it from here ...... thanks

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  42. Thank you so much!!! It worked so well!

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  43. thank you very much, that was very helpful

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  44. Yazh Governar Thanks Man it works....................

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  45. Super Cool,amazing.....Thanx Alot

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  46. when i use this command after recently its comes again , what to do ? any solution any body

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  47. Thanks a lot Bro. U saved me :)

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  48. Thank you. You have released my tension

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  49. this really worked....thanks a lot...

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  50. this really worked....thanks a lot...

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  51. didn't work... access denied.. what to do? :(( kindly help..

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  52. sir.it didnt work.my documents and powerpoint files still in shortcut.what to do?

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  53. Thanks a Lot But what exactly is that thing

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  54. but how to delete that shortcut folders if i enter"del*.ink" it displays it is not recommended as external or internal command

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  55. If your PC is infected with virus and you system have no installed antivirus than you can also remove it manually through some steps.

    Remove Virus Without Antivirus

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  56. THANKS A LOT!!! I JUST RETRIEVED ALL MY IMPORTANT DOCS! ^_^

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  57. Try advancedusbdoctor from http://gidiware.tk/downloads.php is one of the best software to solve this problem.

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  58. There are many PC users having no antivirus installed in their PC’s. If you have no antivirus in your PC and your PC got infected with virus, don’t panic you can also remove virus from your PC manually.

    Remove Virus Without Antivirus

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  59. Thank you so much...this solved my problem :-)

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  60. you are genius .. hats off to you sie..

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  61. This method works. But the easiest method to completely remove the shortcut virus is to use USB fix . Just search for it over the internet or follow this tutorial - http://www.superpctricks.com/2014/08/remove-shortcut-virus-from-usb-flash-drive-fix.html

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  62. thanks for the help,worked like a charm :)

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  63. Wow thanks sir, u saved me... very nice

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  64. Thank you so much.. U saved my life :)

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  65. Hi Guyz,
    Wow, this helps alot but I was just hoping to share this information with you that a program called Flash Rescue v4.3 can do all the work for you. Plus it is automatic. You will just have to turn on the USB Shield in the Main Menu.

    This link to download Flash Rescue v4.3 is available at http://flashrescue.atwebpages.com or search through google and also available at software informers.

    Hope this helps.

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